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ICYMI: Delaware GOP needs to change, leaders say

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Republicans did not fare well in Delaware’s Nov. 8 election. Democrats widened their majority in the state Senate, maintained the balance of power in the House, and won every election for statewide elected offices. In the wake of the Republican wallop, some party leaders are hoping the party will begin to move in a more productive direction — one that …

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Delaware GOP leaders: Party needs change to win

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Republicans did not fare well in Delaware’s Nov. 8 election. Democrats widened their majority in the state Senate, maintained the balance of power in the House, and won every election for statewide elected offices. In the wake of the Republican wallop, some party leaders are hoping the party will begin to move in a more productive direction — one that …

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Republican chair asks NCC election officials to resign

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The chair of the Delaware Republican Party is calling for two election officials to resign after an election she calls “flawed in ways Delaware has never experienced, and should never experience again.” According to GOP leader Jane Brady, “ineffective and incompetent management” caused 10 or more polling locations to run out of ballots, stopping voting in some of those locations …

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Kent and Sussex vote red; not enough to overcome deep-blue NCC

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Democratic candidates for U.S. House, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor swept Delaware’s general election — and they did it without the help of Kent and Sussex Counties. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kathy Jennings, Colleen Davis and Lydia York lost in Kent and Sussex, but the Democratic vote north of the canal was too much for Republicans to overcome. U.S. …

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Vote-by-mail ruling: More complex than simply barring it

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  Republicans were quick to say “we told you so” Thursday as word spread that a Chancery Court judge had ruled that Delaware’s new vote-by-mail law violates the state Constitution. Democrats were quick to say the ruling – all but guaranteed to be appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court – will disenfranchise voters, especially low-income voters and people of color. …

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Pires, 3 others paid $17K for anti-Greg Fuller mailer

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Sussex County campaign mailer deemed racist by Republican Party officials was financed with money from four prominent county figures. Some political observers say the mailer is an example of a schism in the Sussex County GOP.  The mailer, which criticized Greg Fuller, a Republican candidate for register of wills, was organized by the 35th Representative District Conservative Committee. According …

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Sussex GOP condemns ‘racist’ mailer sent by conservative group

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Sussex County Republican Committee has denounced a mailer sent by a conservative political action committee attacking a Black GOP candidate for county office. The mailer, sent by the 35th Representative District Conservative Committee, criticizes Greg Fuller of Lincoln, a candidate for Register of Wills.  A long-time Democrat, Fuller became a Republican in 2021 after the party “left [him] behind,” …

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AG candidate Murray sues Dept. of Elections over mail-in voting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Republican candidate for attorney general has filed suit against the Delaware Department of Elections over a new law that allows voters to request and submit ballots through the mail. The lawsuit marks the second legal challenge to Senate Bill 320, both filed in the Court of Chancery by well-known members of Delaware’s Republican Party. Julianne Murray, a Georgetown-based lawyer …

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Carney to sign mail-in voting bill Friday, GOP to sue

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney will sign a bill Friday to allow voters to send their ballots through the mail in all future elections, according to his communications director. The Republican Party of Delaware promised to respond swiftly in the form of a lawsuit. “When [the bill] first passed the General Assembly, we expressed concerns about its constitutionality,” said Jane Brady, chairwoman …

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Delaware GOP unveils ‘Rescue Delaware’ plan at state convention

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware state Republicans on Saturday introduced a plan to “Rescue Delaware” during a state convention that featured a slate of uncontested statewide GOP candidates and rallying cries to stand against “woke-ism,” election-tampering and the “radical left.” The newly-minted “Rescue Delaware” agenda includes policy objectives the party believes are “supported by a majority of Delawareans across all party lines” and will …